Thursday, October 20, 2016

Texas Roofing Contractors Worker's Comp Requirements

Coming to Texas after working in the commercial roofing industry in Florida for a fews years I found it quite a shock to find out there were no state laws requiring roofing contractors to have workers compensation. I soon found it to be a key factor when recruiting commercial contractors. Professional roofing companies almost always had workers comp. Guys transitioning from residential often did not.

Many roofing contractors new to commercial roofing fail to realize that workers compensation is required by roofing contractors working on public projects. Rate discount incentives are also given to small businesses and contractors with extended experience in their trade. Lastly, having workers compensation shows dedication to roofing technicians that put their safety on the line everyday for our craft.

For more information regarding roofing workers compensation requirements in Texas please view the Texas Department of Insuranceguide for Texas contractors regarding workers compensation on their website (click to view).